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ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. Over 2020 and 2021 renowned Australian portrait photographer Gary Grealy worked with Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council and Orange Regional Gallery to create a series of portraits of members of the Orange Aboriginal community. Named Winhanganha (to think, know, remember) Mayiny (people), the project celebrates the importance of shared knowledge and leadership in community.
ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM.
Inherit: old and new histories brings together both familiar and less well-known stories from across the Central West. Exploring the region’s history, the exhibition highlights big events and significant personalities, as well as the lives and experiences of everyday people. Told through more than 100 objects, these are the stories that have shaped our past and present.
ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY.
One of the most powerful voices in art today, William Kentridge emerged as an artist during the apartheid regime in South Africa. Grounded in the violent absurdity of that period in his country’s history, his artworks draw connections between art, ideology, history and memory. They reveal the ways in which ideas and images echo across time and between different cultures.
MUDGEE ARTS PRECINCT.
Michael Bourke is a highly talented artist and educator, whose work investigates the local landscape through the lens of a true larrikin. The painterly landscapes, which often pay homage to great Australian artists, reimagine the history of Mudgee and the Mid-Western region, poking fun at the establishment through his playful eye and sharp wit.
MUDGEE ARTS PRECINCT
Mudgee artist, Pamela Welsh is presenting a series of beautifully detailed sculptures based around the extraordinary life of Princess Alexandra of Bavaria, who was convinced she had swallowed a glass grand piano as a child.
ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Explore the city inside and out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres
BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. For artist Nicola Mason, staying home through recent lockdowns has suited her creative lifestyle. In her domestic setting, nostalgic household appliances, loved kids’ toys, and finds from her daily walks with her four-legged friends all make appearances in the theatre of her still-life works. Here she challenges the still-life genre where subjects are traditionally presented as binary, instead blurring the boundaries between the natural world and the man-made.
BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Past Night explores rebirth — the trauma of loss, of mentors, of loved ones, of a home carefully crafted by hand, the dislocation of moving and more pertinently, the fire and security of love and the slow beginnings of connection to a new place.
BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Hill End-based sculptor Hui Selwood presents a collection of painted steel sculptures of an abstract nature. In drawing inspiration from American sculptor David Smith's final series of geometric stainless-steel works titled Cubi, Selwood cites their significance in their ability to illustrate not only the great pursuit of geometric abstract composition but also their nod to a figurative nature.
BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY.
In 1952, artist Sidney Nolan was commissioned by The Courier Mail newspaper to photograph its deadly effects on northern Queensland’s stock routes. Nolan’s drought paintings and drawings are a direct response to this photographic series depicting the emaciated carcasses of horses and cattle. Nolan likened their plight to the inhabitants of Pompeii: trapped in time and frozen in position in the barren landscape.
ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM
Celebrating one hundred years of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales, take a behind-the-scenes look at our local and regional CWA branches to discover the remarkable work, passion and community service performed by country women, for country women, over the past century.
OLDE BRIDGE GALLERY - NEWBRIDGE
For the first exhibition since the pandemic began, the Gallery is excited to feature Dave Young’s initial exhibition, “Soaking in the Views”.
COWRA REGIONAL GALLERY, COWRA. The Cowra Young Archie competition celebrates the creativity of young artists between the ages of five and 18from Cowra, Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Orange, Wedding and Hilltops LGAs. This years entries explore portraiture with artists encouraged to paint a portrait of someone special to them
PEISELY ST GALLERY ORANGE
An amazing group of artists each doing their ‘thing’, their signature style, from their 'patch' of our Australian homeland
GRENFELL ART GALLERY
While the World Waits touring exhibition is packed up and heading to Grenfell for the second leg of a 12 month tour.
The launch includes a half hour session of original music by Brent Cartwright and Luke Armstrong from BC and the Foot Falcons at 6.30-7pm.
Gus Armstrong l Laura Baker l Helen Carpenter l Steven Cavanagh l Gemma Clipsham l Heather Dunn l Lise Edwards l Harrie Fasher l Robert Hirschmann l Cate McCarthy l Hugh McKinnon l Christine McMillan l Shani Nottingham l Timothy Seager l Henry Simmons & River Yarners l Bridget Thomas l Jane Tonks l Heather Vallance l Stephan de Wit.
ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY.
This selection of works from over twenty-five years of creative practice is a series of meditations on the human form, drawn from observation and imagination.
GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. A group exhibition showcasing a collection of masters in their field in this dynamic and thought-provoking show
PLATFORM ARTS HUB BLAYNEY.
This year’s theme, ‘Light and Shade’ is open to interpretation through all art mediums.
ESKBANK HOUSE MUSEUM
An initiative of Sim’s metal and NSW EPA, this year’s theme is ‘Year of Soft Plastic’. This community art exhibition & competition aims to educate, inform and challenge the way we look at waste.
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
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